Class of 2015: Meet Local Seniors Heading Off to College

Class of 2015: Meet Local Seniors Heading Off to College

West U area high school seniors are headed off to many great schools in the fall. Some are staying in-state and attending University of Texas at Austin or the University of Dallas. Others are headed to the University of Southern California, Oregon State, University of Mississippi, Auburn University and University...
Curb Appeal: Southside Place Resident Transforms Home on Elmora

Curb Appeal: Southside Place Resident Transforms Home on Elmora

When Jamie Broach and her family purchased their home on Elmora in Southside Place in 2011 she knew she was going to transform the house. The home had been on the market for a year and a half because of its lack of curb appeal, an unusually long amount of...
Soccer is a Family Affair for the Tsigos

Soccer is a Family Affair for the Tsigos

For Southside Place residents Terry and Julie Tsigos and their three children, soccer and sports are their life. The Tsigos family has been in involved with Houston Express Soccer since their oldest daughter Helena was three years old. Helena is now 11 and in the sixth grade at Annunciation Orthodox...
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Houston Express Soccer Club Boy’s 18’s Score Record College Haul

Houston Express Soccer Club Boy’s 18’s Score Record College Haul

Houston Express Soccer Club’s boy’s 18’s have set a new club standard for academic and athletic success, with its graduating student athletes receiving academic and athletic scholarship offers totaling in excess of $1.5 million, and nine of its student athletes receiving offers to play soccer in college. Strake Jesuit Prep athletes led the way with...
WUES Reunion: Tradition Takes Seniors Back to Where They Started

WUES Reunion: Tradition Takes Seniors Back to Where They Started

The class of 2015 will head back to where they started one last time – West U Elementary School. Principal John Threet will host the school’s annual senior reunion on Thursday, May 7 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the West U Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. Students should enter on the Goode Street entrance. Any high...
Mackenzie Sears, headed to University of Texas at Austin

Mackenzie Sears, headed to University of Texas at Austin

Looking back on her high school experience, St. Agnes Academy senior Mackenzie Sears says her favorite thing was being a Jesuit Cheerleader. She joined the squad her sophomore year and has cheered at Jesuit football home and away games and Jesuit basketball home games. She’s been involved with the St. Agnes Spirit Club all four...
Samantha LeJune, headed to Auburn University

Samantha LeJune, headed to Auburn University

When Samantha LeJune heads off to Auburn University in the fall, her family plans on hanging a flag on their home in West U representing Auburn on one half and LSU on the other. Samantha is a senior at St. Agnes Academy and her brother is a junior at Louisiana State University. When she was...
Tara Virginillo, headed to The University of British Columbia

Tara Virginillo, headed to The University of British Columbia

This summer, after graduating from Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Tara Virginillo will be headed to Africa. Tara is planning on spending a month in Africa, traveling a portion of the trip with her mother and then continuing with a friend through an organization called Rustic Pathways. “I want to go to Africa because...
Jimmy McCartney, headed to University of Texas at Austin

Jimmy McCartney, headed to University of Texas at Austin

Episcopal High School senior Jimmy McCartney is carrying on his family legacy by attending the University of Texas at Austin. “Pretty much by whole family has gone to UT,” he says. “I got into UT and it was a done deal.” Jimmy applied to eight schools but when he got into UT he knew that...
Abigail Relf, headed to Oregon State University

Abigail Relf, headed to Oregon State University

Episcopal High School Senior Abigail Relf is headed to Oregon State University in the fall and she is looking forward to moving to a new place. “I’m ready to go on a new adventure,” she says. “Moving far away doesn’t bother me. It’s second nature.” Abigail was born in Kansas but grew up in West...
Michael Bakht, headed to University of Southern California

Michael Bakht, headed to University of Southern California

Michael Bakht has been a singer his entire life. He has been musically involved at The Kinkaid School and after graduation plans to major in music industry at the University of Southern California. Michael grew up in West U and attended River Oaks Baptist School for elementary and middle school before heading to Kinkaid. He...
Anne Petrov, headed to The University of Mississippi

Anne Petrov, headed to The University of Mississippi

For high school senior Anne Petrov, scuba diving is a hobby and a passion. She learned how to scuba dive at the age of 15 and was hooked. It is because of what she’s seen underwater that has led her to want to pursue a career in marine biology in college. Anne is a senior...
Mark Resnick, headed to University of Dallas

Mark Resnick, headed to University of Dallas

Lamar High School senior Mark Resnick has always dreamed about playing college baseball. This fall, that dream will come true when Mark starts his freshman year at the University of Dallas as a catcher for their baseball team. Mark started playing baseball at the age of six for the Braes Bayou Little League. When he...